WHFR hosts 14th Annual Record Show

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John McDonald Student & Culinary Arts Center (Building M)

HFC’s student-run radio station WHFR-FM (89.3) will host its 14th Annual WHFR Record Show on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the atrium of the John McDonald Student & Culinary Arts Center (Building M) on the main campus.

The WHFR Record Show has become one of the premier shows of its kind in the Midwest, attracting vendors from the tri-state area and Canada. This show will have thousands of rare and mainstream records, CDs, DVDs, video cassettes, and other forms of music and movie memorabilia for sale by independent, local, and out-of-state vendors. There will be door prizes, giveaways, and more.

“This 2023 record show will be filled with variety, from rare musical finds to eclectic media memorabilia,” said WHFR General Manager Susan McGraw. “Many of our favorite vendors will return, and there will also be new ones. We invite you to come out and enjoy a day of shopping for others, yourself, or a little bit of both!”

Public admission to the Record Show

The WHFR Record Show is open to the public. Admission information:

  • 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.: $10 (early bird admission – best selection! and you can stay all day)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: $1 to $5 (sliding scale admission)
  • All HFC students and employees are admitted free of charge by showing a valid HFC photo ID card.

"The WHFR Record Show only happens once a year, so don’t miss it!" said WHFR Multimedia Manager and Record Show Coordinator Michael Dereniewski.

Vendor Application

WHFR is accepting applications for vendors for this year’s Radio Show.

If you’re a vendor and want to sell your wares at the WHFR Record Show, please get in touch via the contact information listed below. Please download the Dealer Info and Contract, fill it out, and return to the show organizer.

60% of the operating budget comes from donations

As a non-commercial, volunteer-staffed station, WHFR-FM is not licensed to sell commercials and must rely heavily on support from HFC and from individual donations to operate. More than 60 percent of its operating budget comes from donor support.

Since it began as a student radio club with a tiny room for public address operations in 1985, WHFR-FM has developed into an award-winning, live 24/7 broadcast and Internet outlet. On-air formats include blues, world, classical, avant jazz, indie rock, alternative/modern rock, techno, urban, big band, rockabilly, Americana, local news and views, classic radio drama, and more. All music shows highlight new releases, independent labels, and local artists.

“The Record Show is one of the biggest ways WHFR makes money to operate,” said McGraw. “The other one is our Radiothon, which will occur in the spring. We need and value our community’s help to keep WHFR going strong for you.”

All proceeds from Record Show entry fees and vendor table fees benefit WHFR-FM. Donations are always accepted via the WHFR website.

For questions or to register as a vendor at the WHFR Record Show, call 313-317-6579 or email whfr@hfcc.edu.